For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book: And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.  The Revelation of Jesus Christ 9: 18-19
K J V   V S.   AMP

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In this section we compare the King James to the "Amplified Bible" (AMP). In this comparison, we will see the results of an 'amplified' approach. 
Gen 1:21 KJV: "And God created great WHALES ..."

AMP: "God created the great sea monsters ..."

Matt. 12:40 KJV: "For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the WHALES's belly ..."

AMP: "For even as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster ..."

COMMENT: God creates monsters?

Gen. 2:7 KJV: "... and man became a living SOUL."

AMP: "... and man became a living being."

Comment: A MAJOR difference between man and beast is 
that man is the ONLY creature with a SOUL. 

Gen. 2:13 KJV: "... land of ETHIOPIA."

AMP: "... land of Cush."

Comment: I know where Ethiopia is, but where is Cush?

Gen. 3:4-5 KJV: "And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods knowing good and evil."

AMP: "But the serpent said to the woman, You shall not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be as God, knowing the difference between good and evil."

COMMENT: This is major blasphemy! God (with a big G) is 
not evil! Think about the difference between "as gods" and "as God".

Lev. 3:13b KJV: "... and the sons of Aaron shall SPRINKLE the blood thereof upon the altar round about."

AMP: "... and the sons of Aaron shall throw its blood against the altar round about."

Judges 7:20b KJV: "... and they cried, the sword OF the LORD, and OF Gideon."

AMP: "... and they cried, The sword for the LORD and Gideon."

Comment: Notice: "OF" was changed to "FOR".

2 Sam. 21:19 KJV: "... Elhanan ... slew THE BROTHER OF Goliath ..."

AMP: "... Elhanan ... slew Goliath ..."

Comment: The scholars missed this one! Most Sunday school children know that DAVID slew Goliath.

Daniel 3:25 KJV: "... and the form of the fourth is like THE 

AMP: "... And the form of the fourth is like a son of the gods!"

COMMENT: It was Jesus Christ, THE SON OF GOD, who was with Shadrach, Messach and Abednego. It was Jesus Christ who saved them from the fiery furnace. And, it is Jesus Christ who saves you and me from the fiery furnace (i.e. Hell). There is a big difference between "THE SON OF GOD" and 'a son' of 'plural' gods! Think about it.

Zech. 11:17 KJV: "Woe to the IDOL shepherd that leaveth the flock!"

AMP: "Woe to the worthless and foolish shepherd who deserts the flock!"

Comment: Idol and worthless/foolish are very different.

Zech. 13:6 KJV: "And one shall say unto him, What are these 
wounds IN THINE HANDS? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends."

AMP: "And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds on your breast - between your hands? Then he will answer, Those with which I was wounded [when disciplined] in the house of my (loving) friends."

COMMENT: Folks: This is a verse prophesying Jesus Christ. Jesus was wounded IN HIS HANDS (and also on His back), BUT NOT ON HIS BREAST! Also, Jesus WAS NOT BEING DISCIPLINED when He went to the cross! Jesus did nothing wrong! And, lastly, Jesus WAS in the house of "His" friends, but they WERE NOT BEING "loving" back to him! 

Matt. 18:11 KJV: "For the Son of Man IS come to save that which was lost."

AMP: "For the Son of man came to save (from the penalty of eternal death) that which was lost."

Comment: The AMP says Jesus Christ "came" to save that 
which was lost; a PAST TENSE statement. The AMP implies that ALL who were to be saved, HAVE BEEN saved. Not true. Anyone, TODAY, can be saved by Jesus Christ. The correct reading is PRESENT TENSE. This AMP corruption is very subtle but very important.

Mark 1:2 KJV: "As it is written IN THE PROPHETS, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee."

AMP: "Just as it is written in the prophet Isaiah: Behold, I send My messenger before Your face, who will make ready Your way;"

Comment: Sometimes verses in the New Testament requote 
the Old Testament. This is happening here. The verse being quoted is not in Isaiah, as the AMP says, it is from Malachi 3:1. Check it out! Not only does the AMP misquote the Word 
of God, it even mis-quotes itself. The KJV has the correct reading: "As it is written in the prophets ...", because Malachi was a prophet!

Luke 2:33 KJV: "And JOSEPH and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him."

AMP: "And His [legal] father and [His] mother were marvelling at what was said about Him;"

Comment: This is blasphemy! Contrary to what the AMP 
would say, Joseph WAS NOT Jesus' father! God WAS Jesus' father! Every Christian knows this! And contrary to the AMP, God was also Jesus' LEGAL father. Think about what the AMP is saying: If Jesus' had an earthly father, then He is just any man. If He is just any man, then we are still in our sins. If we are still in our sins, then we are not saved. If we are not saved, then we have a BIG PROBLEM.

John 3:13 KJV: "And NO MAN hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven."

AMP: "And yet no one has ever gone up to heaven; but there is One Who has come down from heaven, the Son of man [Himself], Who is - dwells, Whose home is - in heaven."

Comment: Not true AMP. There HAVE BEEN others who have gone up to heaven. Remember the angels of Jacob's ladder? They were ascending and descending. The KJV has the correct reading which is: "... NO MAN hath ascended up to heaven ..."

Acts 12:4 KJV: "... after Easter ..."

AMP: "... after the Passover ..."

Acts 17:22 KJV: "Then Paul stood in the midst of Mars' hill, 
and said, Ye men of Athens, I perceive that in all things ye are TOO SUPERSTITIOUS."

AMP: "So Paul, standing in the center of the Areopagus [Mars Hill auditorium] said: Men of Athens, I perceive in every way - on every hand and with every turn I make - that you are 
most religious ..."

Comment: Come on! Being "most religious" and "TOO 
SUPERSTITIOUS" are entirely different! 

1 Cor. 5:7b KJV: "For even Christ our passover is sacrificed 

AMP: "... for Christ, our Passover [Lamb], has been  sacrificed."

COMMENT: Leaving out "FOR US" misses the point entirely.

1 Cor. 16:22 KJV: "If any man love not the Lord JESUS CHRIST, let him be Anathema Maranatha."

AMP: "If any one does not love the Lord ... he shall be accursed ... "

COMMENT: Leaving out "JESUS CHRIST" leaves us guessing as to whom the AMP wants us to love.

2 Cor. 2:17 KJV: "For we are not as many, which CORRUPT the Word of God ..."

AMP: "For we are not, like so many ... peddling God's Word ..."

COMMENT: Peddling and corrupting are very different. 
'Modern' bibles try and hide from the truth they are 'corrupting' the Word of God.

Gal. 2:20 KJV: "I AM crucified with Christ ..."

AMP: "I have been crucified with Christ ..."

COMMENT: The AMP says their crucifixion is over! Not 
true. The believers crucifixion is an ongoing, PRESENT TENSE, transaction.

Eph. 5:1 KJV: "Therefore be FOLLOWERS of God ..." 

AMP: "Therefore be imitators of God ..."

Comment: The AMP documents Satan's position exactly. 
ONLY Satan tries to IMITATE God as Satan wants to be worshipped AS God. Born again believers cannot imitate God. We can't rule the universe. We can only follow God. Remember Jesus DID NOT tell his "fishers of men" to imitate Him. Jesus said: "follow me ...". 

Philip 3:8 KJV: "... and do count them but DUNG, that I may 
win Christ,"

AMP: "... and consider it all to be mere rubbish ..."

COMMENT: I have rubbish on the top of my office desk, 
but I don't want 'dung' there!!!

1 Tim. 3:16 KJV: "... God was MANIFEST in the flesh ..."

AMP: "... He (God) was made visible in human flesh ..."

COMMENT: God wasn't just made visible, He was MANIFEST in the flesh. The image of the beast, in Revelation, is going to be made visible!

1 Tim. 6:10 KJV: "For the love of money is THE root of all evil ..."

AMP: "For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil ..."

COMMENT: There is a big difference between AMP's "a" 
root and the correct KJV reading of "THE" root.

1 Tim. 6:20 KJV: "... oppositions of SCIENCE falsely so called"

AMP: "... contradictions in what is falsely called knowledge"

1 Pe. 2:2 KJV: "As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk OF THE WORD, that ye may grow thereby:"

AMP: "Like new born babes ... desire - the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may ... grow unto [completed] salvation." 

COMMENT: The AMP leaves out "OF THE WORD". It's God's Word that makes us grow. Also, unlike what the AMP says, we DO NOT grow to "[completed] salvation". That says salvation is by works! That is heresy. Remember: "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." (Ephesians 2: 8-9).

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